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How to Install Artificial Grass


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Preparation: what you’ll need before you get started

Being prepared is key to ensuring a job is completed to a professional standard with minimal hold ups and disruptions. So, getting all of your materials and tools ready before you install your artificial turf will stand you in good stead. Below is a list of items we think you’ll need: 





How to install artificial grass
  • Step 1: prepping the area
  • Step 2: edging the area
  • Step 3: sub base
  • Step 4: bedding layer
  • Step 5: weed membrane
  • Step 6: installing the artificial grass
  • Step 7: trim and secure the artificial grass
  • Step 8: joining the artificial grass
  • Step 9: the finishing touch
  • Step 10: enjoy your new lawn!

What are the benefits of artificial grass?

There are many upsides to having synthetic turf, so we’ve put together an at-a-glance list of top reasons why you should consider an artificial lawn:

  • No mowing

  • No need to water

  • No dried out patches in summer

  • Child friendly

  • Pet friendly

  • Hardwearing and durable

  • Soft underfoot

  • No need to feed

  • Green all year round

  • Easy to keep clean and maintain


Aftercare: how do you clean artificial grass?

Keeping your artificial lawn clean is very easy to do. In the first instance you’d be best placed to check the manufacturer’s guidance, but generally you can use a cleaner that’s made specifically for use on synthetic grass, along with either a mop, sponge or soft cloth.

For further tips and advice on how to maintain your artificial lawn, read our helpful guide on how to do exactly that.

We hope you get much enjoyment from your new lawn and we’re sure it will become a real focal point of your garden. We have everything you need to install artificial grass, so browse our range and choose the option to suit you and your space. If you need any further advice, we’re on hand to help.


Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.

Alway refer to manufacturer's guidelines and installation instructions.